Gartner, the world's top IT research company just published a report showing worldwide PC shipments during Q2-2011 (April to June 2011). According to the report, computer hardware manufacturers shipped over 85.2 million PCs for the period, compared to one year ago which totaled 83.3 million PCs, a growth of 2.3%.
Among world’s computer hardware manufacturers, HP remained the number one producer with 17.5% market share of worldwide PC shipments. HP shipped close to 15 million PCs for Q2-2011, compared to one year ago which totaled 14.5 million PCs, or an increase of 3.0%.
The hardest hit was Acer Company. This company captured 14.0% of world’s PCs market share, but now dropped to 10.9% share. The number two PC maker one year ago has now dropped to the fourth place. This company used to be known as the world’s number one maker of mini-notebooks and low-priced consumer notebooks. However, in the past two years weak demand for those products has harmed the company’s earnings. Acer shipped only 9.3 million PCs for Q2-2011, compared to one year ago which totaled 11.7 million PCs, or a drop of (-) 20.4%.